Last year’s Bayanihan Photo Exhibit, a showcase of photographs from Filipino photographers in Japan, was a success. Since then, a second part was highly anticipated. However, planning for the second salvo was not an easy task. It would take numerous pairs of hands to start the ball rolling. And true to the concept of Bayanihan, more or less twenty hands joined forces in taking the lead to make this event possible. It took almost a year and half since the last exhibit but everything’s now falling into right places. Mark your calendars, and expect to be spellbound by the array of photos from August 11-15, 2010 at Kawasaki Art Garden, Kawasaki-Ekimae Tower River Bank 3rd Floor (same venue of last year’s).
By the way, what is bayanihan? For the curious minds,
Bayanihan (pronounced [bajɐˈnɪhan]) is a Filipino term taken from the word bayan, referring to a nation, town or community. The whole termbayanihan refers to a spirit of communal unity or effort to achieve a particular objective. more here
From the very minute 2nd Bayanihan Photo Exhibit opened the invitation for the submission of entries, there was an outpour of positive replies and support from photographers in Japan and Philippines especially after informing the fact that this exhibit is not only to merely parade their photos but, in one way of another, to be an instrument in helping various charities. Other than the photographers, some offered pledges to realize the group’s objective. This year, photos will be on sale and part of the proceeds will be donated to the chosen charity. At least 100 photos of Philippines as well as Japan will be displayed in A3 sizes.
A visit to the exhibit would mean a visual travel to two countries, visa-less, and with the photos as your tourist guide. And as stated above, beyond these photo displays is the intention of the group to help various charitable institution.
Do you part, SHARE A HAND : IT’S BAYANIHAN.
Personally, I wish that this exhibit will be as successful as the first one. In that way, we can look forward to Year 3 and can continue to help. Positive thoughts until the closing date :-)